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  • The Leopold case: bad behavior, vague crimes

    The Leopold case: bad behavior, vague crimes
    Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney today found Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold guilty on two counts of misconduct for using his executive security detail for personal and political gain. Reports of his sexual escapades and urinary malfunctions...
  • Nearly half of city employees have 'critical or chronic' illness, mayor says

    Nearly half of city employees have 'critical or chronic' illness, mayor says
    Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness — a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. "We need to...
  • "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner

    "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner
    What if you could be greener and save money at the same time? Well, you can.  By switching your home’s power to “green” electricity, you can reduce your household’s contribution to climate change by 24 percent while also...
  • City ramps up battle against energy costs, overuse

    City ramps up battle against energy costs, overuse
    Valorie Cooley was "in a really bad place" a year ago, with a broken furnace and past-due heating bills she couldn't pay. Now her Baltimore home has a new furnace and a raft of energy-efficient improvements — including insulation in the attic...
  • Federal employees face crucial questions in Obama's second term

    President Barack Obama begins his second term with a solid record of accomplishments related to the federal workforce, but with more crucial questions facing federal employees than at any time in the past four years. Although Obama didn't mention federal...
  • BGE customers to see rate increase

    BGE customers to see rate increase
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers will be paying higher rates this year, with the average bills rising by several dollars a month, to cover the cost of upgrading the utility's infrastructure. Maryland's Public Service Commission, which regulates...
  • Md. panel ponders smart-meter alternative

    Md. panel ponders smart-meter alternative
    Some Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers — Del. Glen Glass of Harford County included — are convinced that they don't want a smart meter wirelessly sending data about their energy usage day in and out. Some, like Eric Rockel of...
  • Sequestration puts Howard business community 'on edge'

    With less than a week to go until the federal government's March 1 deadline to reach an agreement avoiding a set of spending cuts known as sequestration, Howard County's business community is in the dark about its potential impact. Pam Klahr,...
  • Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts

    Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts
    Sen. Ben Cardin had a simple request of researchers at the National Institutes of Health looking for ways to defend their funding from looming budget cuts: "Put a face on this." "You're real people," the Maryland Democrat told hundreds of federal...
  • Campaign rules for federal employees get an update

    Campaign rules for federal employees get an update
    Even as Congress and the White House appeared to be at a standoff over the fiscal cliff last month, lawmakers and the president were able to agree on at least one thing: an update of the Hatch Act. The 1939 law prohibits federal employees and certain...
  • State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say

    State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say
    Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled Wednesday a budget that is "on the verge" of closing a budget gap that once stood at $2 billion.  The governor emphasized the more than 40,000 jobs he expected his $37 billion operating and $3.7 billion capital budget to...
  • Maryland budget reflects improving economy

    Maryland budget reflects improving economy
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released a $37 billion spending plan Wednesday that for the first time in recent years contains no drastic cuts or proposed tax increases. Amid a stronger economy, O'Malley also proposed to boost the pay for state workers, expand...